Racers take large lead early

The Racers wasted no time as they took an assertive lead over the Tennessee State University Tigers Saturday night at the CFSB Center. The Tigers put only four points on the board in the first eight minutes of the game, all of which came from free throws by freshman guard Darreon Reddick.


Jenny Rohl/The News Junior forward Jeffery Moss goes for a layup against Tennessee State Saturday night at the CFSB Center.

The Racers built a steady lead and entered the locker room at half time 42-23.

The score gap increased in the second half as the Racers maintained dominance over the Tigers. Passing was the main focus of the half as the Racers continued to build their lead. Constant substitutions allowed Murray State fresh legs as the Tigers struggled to keep up.

Sophomore guard  Jeff Martin entered the game in the last few minutes to sink a 3-pointer with just 14 seconds to play. The Racers took a decisive victory 91-72, increasing their win streak to 13.

Story by Mallory Tucker